American by Day

The events in this sequel track the aftermath of Norwegian by Night. Norwegian cop, Sigrid Ødegård, on leave after a shooting, must go to upstate NY in search of her missing brother. She is plunged into America’s racial tensions and complexities in the summer of 2008, and the book is a police-procedural page-turner meditation on the conflict of values: individualism vs. community. As with #1, Miller is compelling, compassionate, and funny; and his insights are profound. Sheriff Irving Wylie is a treasure! I wish I could read both these books again for the first time!

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